Consider the mighty Hadouken. The most universally famous of the special moves, there is something so compelling about it. Focusing your energy, drawing back, and with both open palms releasing a powerful blast to obliterate your enemies. At least once in your life I bet you even tried to do it when nobody was looking. Young or old, human or animal, nobody can escape the fantasy of the Hadouken which is why we've assembled these GIFs.

Admittedly, a few Kamehameha Waves got thrown in there and not Hadoukens, but let's stop pretending those are two different things already. 

 

Let's start with these guys who are all masters of the variant technique "The Dad-ouken"

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Impressive, but that was just a baby, can you handle a full-grown TODDLER?

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The secret to a proper Dad-ouken is to make sure your target is still having trouble holding their head up. 

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Here we witness the very rare "Delayed Reaction Dad-ouken". 

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It's not just dads, even cats are drawn to its allure.

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The squirrel Hadouken was originally mastered by "Sensei Crazy Steve Who Sleeps in the Park".

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Nothing enhances a stroll or hike quite like unleashing your chi energy upon friends and strangers. 

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The move is growing more popular at international sporting events...

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I predict it will one day replace the "Tomahawk Chop" as a very-slightly-less-racist alternative.

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Admittedly, most people look pretty silly. 

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But we all still share the dream.

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